Keto taco casserole is a fantastic variation to standard tacos that includes lots of cheese, tons of flavor, and is so simple to make!
I’m going to even admit, I might even prefer this taco casserole over tacos. So much gooey cheesy flavor, it’s just hard to beat.
No need to wait until Taco Tuesday, you love this low carb casserole every day of the week. The keto taco casserole is not only low carb, but it’s sugar free and gluten free too. Only 8 net carbs per serving!
We also have a popular low carb chicken chili verde casserole if you’re a fan of chicken and green salsa too.
Keto Taco Casserole
You might be surprised this easy casserole only has 5 ingredients, not only is this so simple to make but it also makes a fantastic low cost dinner idea.
Ingredients for keto taco casserole:
2 lb ground beef (we used 80/20) (ground turkey works well too!)
1 16 oz cottage cheese (regular, not low fat)
1 cup chunky salsa
3 Tbsp taco seasoning (sugar free)
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
You might be surprised to see cottage cheese on the ingredient list but it’s actually one of my cooking secret weapons that adds tons of cheesy flavor but helps the dish to still hold it’s shape. If you’re following a keto diet you need to make sure you’re using the full fat cottage cheese and not low fat. The low fat cheese is higher in carbs than the regular cottage cheese.
Some casseroles use cream cheese or sour cream, but then the casserole mixture would turn out more like a hearty dip instead of a simple low carb meal with substance. Not that there’s anything wrong with turning this into a dip by any means! But you wouldn’t typically eat meat dip for dinner by the spoonful.
Low Carb Taco Casserole
You’ll be so surprised that you can put this low carb casserole together and bake it in only 30-35 minutes!
Preheat your oven to 375.
While it’s heating get started on cooking your ground beef (or ground turkey) on medium heat on the stove top. This should take about 7-8 minutes.
Drain the grease.
In a medium sized bowl combine the cottage cheese, 1 cup of Mexican blend cheese, the chunky salsa and the taco seasoning. Make sure you’re using a sugar free taco seasoning and sugar free salsa to keep this dish no sugar.
Mix the casserole ingredients together.
Spray your 7×11 baking pan with non-stick spray or oil and spoon the keto taco casserole mixture into the dish. Top with 3/4 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack until the casserole is heated through.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
You can also serve the low carb taco casserole on bed of lettuce, with avocado or guacamole, sour cream, chives or olives.
The keto taco casserole is also a great dish to meal prep and take for lunches during the week! It should also freeze well if you want to store it in the freezer to eat later.
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- 2 lb ground beef
- 16 oz cottage cheese (regular, not low fat)
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- 3 Tbsp taco seasoning (sugar free)
- 1 3/4 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cook the ground beef on medium heat on the stove top. Drain the grease.
- Combine the cottage cheese, salsa, taco seasoning and 1 cup of the shredded cheese in a bowl
- Add in the cooked ground beef.
- Spray an 7x11 baking pan and add the keto taco casserole mixture to the dish.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup of shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the mixture is heated through and the cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutritional information is given as an estimate, the data provided might vary slightly depending on the exact brands of ingredients you used. We highly suggest using our data as an estimate and to make sure to calculate nutritional info yourself also.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 523 Total Fat 36g Saturated Fat 15g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 168mg Sodium 1161mg Carbohydrates 9g Fiber 1g Sugar 0g Protein 55g